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Air Algerie plane with 116 aboard crashes in Mali

The airlines said on its Twitter account that the plane went down about 40 miles from the Malian city of Gao. It did not give any additional details. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

15 dead as Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza

The U.N. was attempting to arrange a humanitarian pause in the fighting in order to evacuate civilians from the U.N. school in the northern town of Beit Hanoun when it was hit. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people

Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

2 Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area

It was the first reported shootdown of a plane in the area since a Malaysia Airlines jetliner carrying 298 people was downed last week, killing all aboard. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Rebels turn over MH17 black boxes

Under mounting world pressure, pro-Russian rebels handed over data-filled “black boxes” from the Boeing 777 downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian officials as victims’ bodies began a grim journey back to Amsterdam. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

FAA bans U.S. airlines from Israel over rocket threat

Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways each canceled flights Tuesday to Israel because of safety and security concerns, after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv’s airport. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Cockpit of MH 17 found sawed in half at crash site

International monitors who have finally gained full access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday the Boeing 777’s cockpit inexplicably had been sawed in half while under the control of Russian-backed separates. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Pentagon: Russia helped deploy missile that hit plane

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Rebels may have arms capable of hitting Malaysian jet

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Israel warns thousands to flee Gaza homes

Israel has called on tens of thousands of residents in Gaza in areas close to the border with Israel to leave their homes as it continues to launch airstrikes that it says are aimed at rooting out Hamas militants. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites